Damian Thompson Byron Tango Weekend
At this stage we will have two open classes on Sat 5th Nov 3.30-5.00pm and 5.00-6.30pm
Followed by a Practica/Milonga from 6.30pm SUFFOLK PARK HALL
(5 mins from Byron at the beach end of Clifford St.)
Two open classes Sun 6th Nov. 1.00-2.30pm and 3.00-4.30pm EWINGSDALE HALL
(5 mins from Byron nr Pacific Hwy. exit)
followed by 'THE CLUB' Milonga
6.30pm at The Double Basement
(144 Jonson St crn. Browning St. (nr. mitre Ten)
under and behind the big white YOGA studio)
All Classes $35 ea. Both Milongas $10 ea.Class themes to be announced.
Damian Thompson is a thorough and clear teacher who's technique and versatility is in demand all over the world. I am sure you will both benefit and enjoy his classes.
Contact: Ange 0427 845 297
Damian Thompson is at present based in Sydney. He began dancing many years ago and was a professional ballroom teacher and salsa teacher before becoming entangled in the web of tango. For the past 11 years, he has focused exclusively on Argentine tango and has taught and performed
in many places around the world.
In the past 4 years, he has taught in Buenos Aires and in Europe, including Italy, Germany, Poland, Holland and Latvia. Over the past couple of years Damian toured and taught in the USA and Canada and performed with some of their most famous dancers. New York was the highlight, with him being asked to perform at the most popular milongas and also on New Yearʼs Eve. Some of those performances are available on YouTube.
Damian has also been invited to perform for The Royal Australian Ballet Company in Melbourne. Recently, he has of course, been teaching in his own country, Australia - and whilst on tour has performed in every city and community in Australia with a recent highlight at the Darwin Festival to Gurrumul's award winning music (with permission).
His style is based on years of learning from many different maestros and tango styles. His teaching is based up on an on-axis style and using the principles of technique to achieve a symbiotic relationship with both the music and his partner.
Prior to focusing on tango, Damian taught martial arts for over 20 years and that has enabled him to understand the body mechanics and reasons why we do things in tango that sometimes seem at ﬁrst difﬁcult.
Many describe him as a very playful, fun teacher. Damian teaches and conveys the basic and essential concepts of the most complex moves in a systematic, logical fashion. He is a collaborator in the teaching and development of tango, a provocateur who inspires passion in the art of dancing tango.
Damian's Website link: http://www.tangoreviews.com/